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Bodies retrieved from New Zealand volcanic island

Members of a rescue crew dressed in protective gear on the volcanic White Island that fatally erupted earlier this week in New Zealand, December 13.  New Zealand Defence Force/via REUTERS

Members of a rescue crew dressed in protective gear on the volcanic White Island that fatally erupted earlier this week in New Zealand, December 13. New Zealand Defence Force/via REUTERS

Members of a rescue crew dressed in protective gear on the volcanic White Island that fatally erupted earlier this week in New Zealand, December 13. New Zealand Defence Force/via REUTERS
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The official death toll stands at eight as the bodies on the island have been classified as missing until they are formally identified. More than two dozen more people are in hospitals across New Zealand and Australia, most with severe burn injuries.   New Zealand Defence Force/via REUTERS

The official death toll stands at eight as the bodies on the island have been classified as missing until they are formally identified. More than two dozen more people are in hospitals across New Zealand and Australia, most with severe burn injuries....more

The official death toll stands at eight as the bodies on the island have been classified as missing until they are formally identified. More than two dozen more people are in hospitals across New Zealand and Australia, most with severe burn injuries. New Zealand Defence Force/via REUTERS
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A rescue crew at the White Island volcano, also known by its Maori name Whakaari, in New Zealand, December 13.   
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A rescue crew at the White Island volcano, also known by its Maori name Whakaari, in New Zealand, December 13. New Zealand Defence Force/via REUTERS

A rescue crew at the White Island volcano, also known by its Maori name Whakaari, in New Zealand, December 13. New Zealand Defence Force/via REUTERS
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Members of a rescue crew at the White Island volcano, December 13.   New Zealand Defence Force/via REUTERS

Members of a rescue crew at the White Island volcano, December 13. New Zealand Defence Force/via REUTERS

Members of a rescue crew at the White Island volcano, December 13. New Zealand Defence Force/via REUTERS
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An aerial view of the Whakaari, also known as White Island, volcano, December 12.   REUTERS/Jorge Silva

An aerial view of the Whakaari, also known as White Island, volcano, December 12. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

An aerial view of the Whakaari, also known as White Island, volcano, December 12. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A police officer and a man perform a Hongi after a ceremony called 'Karakia', attended by Ngati Awa representatives and relatives of the volcano eruption victims at Mataatua Marae house in Whakatane, New Zealand, December 12.  
 REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A police officer and a man perform a Hongi after a ceremony called 'Karakia', attended by Ngati Awa representatives and relatives of the volcano eruption victims at Mataatua Marae house in Whakatane, New Zealand, December 12. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A police officer and a man perform a Hongi after a ceremony called 'Karakia', attended by Ngati Awa representatives and relatives of the volcano eruption victims at Mataatua Marae house in Whakatane, New Zealand, December 12. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Relatives of the volcano eruption victims react after attending a ceremony with Ngati Awa representatives, at Mataatua Marae house in Whakatane, New Zealand, December 12.   REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Relatives of the volcano eruption victims react after attending a ceremony with Ngati Awa representatives, at Mataatua Marae house in Whakatane, New Zealand, December 12. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Relatives of the volcano eruption victims react after attending a ceremony with Ngati Awa representatives, at Mataatua Marae house in Whakatane, New Zealand, December 12. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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An aerial view of the Whakaari, also known as White Island volcano, December 12. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

An aerial view of the Whakaari, also known as White Island volcano, December 12. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

An aerial view of the Whakaari, also known as White Island volcano, December 12. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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An aerial view of the Whakaari, also known as White Island, volcano, December 12.   REUTERS/Jorge Silva

An aerial view of the Whakaari, also known as White Island, volcano, December 12. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

An aerial view of the Whakaari, also known as White Island, volcano, December 12. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Relatives of victims react after attending a ceremony with Ngati Awa representatives, at Mataatua Marae house in Whakatane, December 12.  REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Relatives of victims react after attending a ceremony with Ngati Awa representatives, at Mataatua Marae house in Whakatane, December 12. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Relatives of victims react after attending a ceremony with Ngati Awa representatives, at Mataatua Marae house in Whakatane, December 12. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A satellite imagery of the White Island volcano taken on December 11.   Satellite image 2019   Maxar Technologies/via REUTERS

A satellite imagery of the White Island volcano taken on December 11. Satellite image 2019 Maxar Technologies/via REUTERS

A satellite imagery of the White Island volcano taken on December 11. Satellite image 2019 Maxar Technologies/via REUTERS
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People look at a memorial at the harbor in Whakatane, following the White Island volcano eruption, December 11. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

People look at a memorial at the harbor in Whakatane, following the White Island volcano eruption, December 11. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

People look at a memorial at the harbor in Whakatane, following the White Island volcano eruption, December 11. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Tour guides evacuate tourists shortly after the volcano eruption on White Island, December 9.  @SCH/via REUTERS

Tour guides evacuate tourists shortly after the volcano eruption on White Island, December 9. @SCH/via REUTERS

Tour guides evacuate tourists shortly after the volcano eruption on White Island, December 9. @SCH/via REUTERS
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People on a boat react as smoke billows from the volcanic eruption on White Island, December 9. 

@allessandrakauffmann/via REUTERS

People on a boat react as smoke billows from the volcanic eruption on White Island, December 9. @allessandrakauffmann/via REUTERS

People on a boat react as smoke billows from the volcanic eruption on White Island, December 9. @allessandrakauffmann/via REUTERS
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Tour guides evacuate tourists on a boat shortly after the volcano eruption on White Island, New Zealand December 9, 2019 in this picture obtained from social media. @SCH/via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.

Tour guides evacuate tourists on a boat shortly after the volcano eruption on White Island, New Zealand December 9, 2019 in this picture obtained from social media. @SCH/via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO...more

Tour guides evacuate tourists on a boat shortly after the volcano eruption on White Island, New Zealand December 9, 2019 in this picture obtained from social media. @SCH/via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.
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Smoke from the volcanic eruption of Whakaari, also known as White Island, is pictured from a boat, New Zealand December 9, 2019 in this picture grab obtained from a social media video. INSTAGRAM @ALLESSANDROKAUFFMANN/via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.

Smoke from the volcanic eruption of Whakaari, also known as White Island, is pictured from a boat, New Zealand December 9, 2019 in this picture grab obtained from a social media video. INSTAGRAM @ALLESSANDROKAUFFMANN/via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN...more

Smoke from the volcanic eruption of Whakaari, also known as White Island, is pictured from a boat, New Zealand December 9, 2019 in this picture grab obtained from a social media video. INSTAGRAM @ALLESSANDROKAUFFMANN/via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.
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An aerial view shows hikers walking on the crater rim of Whakaari, also known as White Island, shortly before the volcano erupted in New Zealand, December 9, 2019, in this image obtained via social media. GNS Science via REUTERS     ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. WATERMARKS AT SOURCE.

An aerial view shows hikers walking on the crater rim of Whakaari, also known as White Island, shortly before the volcano erupted in New Zealand, December 9, 2019, in this image obtained via social media. GNS Science via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS...more

An aerial view shows hikers walking on the crater rim of Whakaari, also known as White Island, shortly before the volcano erupted in New Zealand, December 9, 2019, in this image obtained via social media. GNS Science via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. WATERMARKS AT SOURCE.
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A view of White Island after the volcanic eruption, December 9. 

Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust/via REUTERS

A view of White Island after the volcanic eruption, December 9. Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust/via REUTERS

A view of White Island after the volcanic eruption, December 9. Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust/via REUTERS
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